FRIDAY, Sept 3
Noon - 2pm Stacey Hallal (of Jean Louis) - Emotion, Emotion, Emotion - Hideout Classroom
The three most important things in real estate are said to be – location, location, location. In comedy, the three most important things are emotion, emotion, and emotion. Often, people are drawn to comedy because it is a natural defense mechanism against feeling emotion. Trouble is, to be an engaging comedian, you must know how to show and use a wide range of emotions in your scenes.
In Emotion, Emotion, Emotion, students will practice a variety of techniques to create characters with emotional points of view. Students will learn what emotions they play easily and what emotions cause stumbling blocks in their scenework.
has been performing, teaching, and directing improv and sketch comedy in Portland and Chicago over the past ten years and has appeared and taught at over 25 comedy festivals across the United States and Canada. While in Chicago, Stacey complete the iO Chicago, Annoyance, and Second City training centers. She went on to complete the prestigious Directing Program at Second City where she also taught improv and writing to adults and kids as a member of the Second City Training Faculty. Stacey assistant directed the smash hit Second City mainstage production, Between Barack and A Hard Place. In Portland, Stacey was a member of the critically acclaimed comedy duo All Jane No Dick and debuted her one-woman show, The Humperdink Family Reunion, to rave reviews. Stacey uses improv to help corporations better understand and tell their brand storieswith Character, LLC, a Portland-based company she helped start up in 2001.
When & Where
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a 7-day live performance festival that showcases some of the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, and filmed comedy from all over the country. Now in it’s 10th year, the festival also includes a miniature golf tournament where performers compete to win the Ridiculous Jacket, a trophy unrivalled in mini sports.